Samsung Galaxy S8: Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

After having started to use my Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F), I have noticed that the Wireless Connection kept getting reconnected at totally random intervals. This started to happen after the device got updated to the latest firmware (G950FXXU1AQDG), which seems to have introduced the bug into the system. After trying pretty much everything I could […]

VMware Workstation Pro 12 on Fedora 23

While the installation process will succeed without any error, you aren’t able to start VMware Workstation Pro neither VMware Workstation Player. When trying to launch either application through the command line, you obtain the following errors: (vmware-modconfig:7066): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, (vmware-modconfig:7066): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine […]

WordPress: Restricting website access to your IP address

For various reasons, you might need to restrict your website to your IP address. This is particularly useful for development purposes, as it blocks access to the website (or to redirect the visitor somewhere else), while allowing the developer to navigate through it normally. In order to only allow your IP address to access your […]

VirtualBox: Guest OSes not booting (black screen) after updating the host machine

On 90% of the cases, this is due to a bad (either corrupt or mismatched) expansion pack (both on Linux and Windows). Follow the steps below to reload the expansion pack: Start VirtualBox and click on File and then on Preferences, as shown on the image below: Navigate to “Extensions” and select/highlight “Oracle VM VirtualBox […]

Fedora Core: Installing Viber on your Fedora-based system

As many of you probably know, Viber has recently launched its official version for Linux systems. Unfortunately it was released with a few limitations — not only there’s no 32-bit version (so forget about it for now if you’re on an i386 arch), but it was also developed for Ubuntu and its derivatives, such as […]

Adobe CS5: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

I just got this error while trying to install a few applications from the Adobe CS5 suite on a relative’s system today. The installation would basically stop, and the following would show up in the installation logs: WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure After some research with no productive results I […]

Windows 7: An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer (Code 8024800A)

I have recently I have made Linux the primary OS on all my computers. However, mostly due to Adobe Flash/Photoshop and other few important applications, I decided to leave Windows on a separate disk on each of the computers. (I’ve basically installed Linux into 2 new disks and left the existing Windows drives untouched, as […]

Sony Xperia U (ST25i): Performance issues after updating to Android ICS (4.0.4) using the official method

I have noticed my household’s Xperia U (ST25i) slowed down quite a lot after upgrading to ICS (6.1.1.B.1.54-Stock Version), using the official method provided by Sony. I do not want to have the phone rooted at the moment, so wanted to ensure I would find a solution without requiring such thing. And I just did. […]

D-Link DIR-600: Installing custom firmware (DD-WRT)

Nearly 2 years ago, I have posted a small review and introduction to the D-Link DIR-600’s basic and advanced settings. With time, I ended up finding a few bugs on the router, and so did my visitors, who left a good amount of comments there. I ended up installing custom firmware on the router, but […]

Oracle VirtualBox: Installing Guest Additions in Fedora 18 (and all others)

Unfortunately you cannot just install VirtualBox Guest Additions¬† in a fresh Fedora 18 install, as it will require a few additional packages to be installed and a few minutes checking on the logs to identify any possible further issues. While the Guest Additions are not required to use a CLI-based Virtual Machine,¬† they are essential […]